Tag: cause and effect diagrams

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Develop a “Why?” Mindset

Lean, at its heart, is about finding the root causes of problems that prevent you from achieving your goals. Often, what stands in the way...
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Never Be Wrong Again

Does that sound like an impossible promise? If you’re trying to achieve big goals at work, it’s hard enough to be right half the...

How to Make a Mind Map

Any Harry Potter fans out there? If so, you’re familiar with the idea of a pensieve. The wizard Albus Dumbledore uses the pensieve—a large, shallow...

Where’s the Value in Your Business Processes?

Teaching Lean Applied to Business Processes is never dull. But once the conversation turns to finding value in the steps of a business process,...
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A Better Way to Brainstorm Root Causes

Determining root causes seems to be a lost art. It’s a discipline, and if we aren’t willing to apply disciplined thinking when diagnosing a...